McLean is charged with lewd and lascivious molestation on a minor and sexual assault on a minor. He is being held without bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.
This is the latest attempt by the legislature to reform civil asset forfeiture laws in the state. Last year, a similar bill passed the House but was never voted on in the Senate. Another bill introduced last year was intended to ensure police officers had adequate training when it came to seizing property. A third bill would have put local forfeiture processes under the domain of state law, making asset forfeiture consistent across the state.
A Jacksonville, Florida brother and sister have been sentenced for their role in a scheme to illegally employ undocumented immigrants in construction work. Their scheme involved avoiding millions of dollars in workers’ compensation insurance and payroll tax.
Fanny Melina Zelaya-Mendez, age 39, and Roger Omar Zelaya-Mendez, age 34, ran various shell companies which provided workers to contractors and subcontractors. They used these companies to hire and pay hundreds of undocumented immigrants. Since the contractors and subcontractors paid the workers through these shell companies, they were therefore able to avoid being responsible for making sure that the workers were authorized to work in the country, that the workers had workers’ compensation insurance coverage, and that the appropriate payroll taxes were being paid.
High school assistant basketball coach Michael Herbert Cohen was arrested on February 6 for allegedly engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a student.
Cohen, 26, was an assistant coach for the girls basketball team as well as a behavioral and special needs assistant at Santaluces High School in Lantana, Florida.
He is charged with offenses against a student by an authority figure. His bond was set at $3,000, and he was ordered to stay away from the student, the school, or any minor, according to court documents. The press did not name an attorney for him.
Fuentes, 33, is charged with lewd and lascivious exhibition on a child. He is being held on $7,500 bond at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. The press did not name an attorney for him.